Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - October, 2020
The Victorian Ombudsman has called for “major reform” of residential care.
Nurse refers Palaszczuk to HRC
A Queensland nurse has referred the state’s political leaders to the Human Rights Commission.
Bottle plastic studied
International research suggests babies are consuming as many as 16 million microplastic particles in a litre of formula.
Diet could treat PCOS
Researchers are working on dietary treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Hearing toolkit released
A new Australian Government toolkit is aimed at ensuring young children meet milestones for hearing and speaking.
Inclusion study shows 2.5m offline
The latest national digital inclusion report shows many groups continue to miss out on the benefits of being online.
Info restrains genetic benefit
The benefits of genetic testing are being held back by a lack of public information.
IUD rise plotted
Researchers say the use of long-acting, reversible contraceptives has doubled over the last decade.
MS drugs added to PBS
The Federal Government is adding new treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and various forms of cancer to the PBS.
Dirty study shows biome boost
New research shows letting children play in nature can give their microbiome and immune system a boost.
Ageism alleged at SA Health
The South Australian health department has been accused of having an “ageist” culture.
Cancer cryo service launched
A new national cryopreservation service has been created to improve access to fertility care for young cancer patients.
Cats bring human costs
Cat diseases have a $6 billion impact on human health in Australia, according to experts.
Don Dale Medicare denied
Health Minister Greg Hunt has knocked back calls for Medicare-funded health services in a notorious youth lock-up.
Long-term study extended
The Federal Government has put up $8.5 million to continue a long-term women's health study.
QLD payroll issues continue
Queensland Health payroll problems have seen staff overpaid by nearly $110 million in recent years.
Testosterone assumptions checked
Researchers say stereotypical masculine traits do not seem to be linked to testosterone levels.
Aged care readiness questioned
An expert behind a major review says the aged care sector might not be ready for more coronavirus outbreaks.